This is out of character (some), but I AM a "Flying Squirrel" for a reason. A little intersection of my outdoors, space and aeronautical interests sometimes just lets me sit back and appreciate engineering and, in this case, precision teamwork. Thanks to my lovely wife for the photos!! Taken at the Pax Air Expo, NAS…Read more Blue Angels
Earlier in the week, I referred to an effort to find the dwarf planet Ceres, while carefully sharing a photo of Orion to disguise the fact that "finding" Ceres meant little more than identifying one dot of many as a rocky planet, and not a star like the rest of them. For me, "discovery" meant…Read more Discovering New Worlds (Astronomy: Week of 2/10/18)
Tonight was nice and clear - so I went out to hunt for the dwarf planet, Ceres. I was inspired to look by Telescope Paul, who spotted it last week. I pretty much used the same star-hopping technique he did, but Ceres is moving, and sits a little higher, a little closer to Gemini than…Read more Starry Night
A look back on the posted photos of January, 2018.
Trees in the forest are in constant competition with each other, growing higher, spreading farther, to catch more sunlight than their neighbors. Different species have adapted to different conditions, and the resulting variety of shapes and types is easily overlooked. They've all found a way to live together. This is posted in response to the…Read more Variety Underfoot
A year ago, I stumbled eagerly (and ignorantly) into this whole existence I call "Flying Squirrel Outdoors". My mission had nothing to do with blogging, or a social media presence - it was (and is) really about the observation that we are increasingly turning inwards toward things of our own creation. These things are, themselves,…Read more One Year in the Blogosphere – Lessons, Trials, and Tribulations of a Social Media Noob
I took so much time off around the holidays, the photo list is a little light this month, but in case you missed them, here they are! I'm planning on doing something a little different with photos in 2018, we'll see how that works out. Happy New Year, everybody!!